But when the games begin Saturday, Williams, and Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim say the focus should be off of them and their long-time hunts to win a national title in a city and building that has become all too familiar to them.
The ballplayer, then just a freshman at a small-town Iowa high school, didn't fill the lane on a fastbreak during practice, believing his teammates had it covered.
Nick Collison's coach saw something else about the play. "Do you have any idea how good you can be?" he screamed at Collison.
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